Temperatures are likely to rise by three to four degrees Celsius over most parts of northwest India in the next three days due to increase in moisture and variable wind direction, said India Meteorological Department (IMD).
There is possibility of rainfall later in the day on Saturday and Sunday while the weather will be dry from June 7 to June 9 in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, GilgitBaltistan and Muzaffarabad; Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and west Rajasthan.
It would be a “gradual rise” in temperature till early next week and there would be no large change in maximum temperature during next 24 hours till Sunday, said the weather office.
Also, no significant change in maximum temperature is likely over most parts of Central India during the next 24 hours, but there will be rise in temperature there too by 2-4 degrees Celsius thereafter.
However, no significant change in maximum temperature is predicted over rest of the country during next 4-5 days.
Strong surface winds from 25 to 35 kmph is likely to prevail over plains of northwest India on June 8-9.
The highest temperature in different observation stations in northwest India oscillated between 33 to 43 degrees Celsius on Friday.
It was 33.5 degrees Celsius in Himachal Pradesh, 36 in Uttarakhand, 39.5 in Delhi, 37.3 Jammu and Kashmir, 37.7 in Ladakh, 39.8 in East Rajasthan, 40.4 each in Punjab and Haryana, 41.7 in West Rajasthan and 41.9 in western Uttar Pradesh.
Isolated to scattered precipitation is likely over Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, however, weather is likely to be dry over rest of northwest India on June 10 to June 12.Temperatures are likely to rise by three to four degrees Celsius over most parts of northwest India in the next three days due to increase in moisture and variable wind direction, said India Meteorological Department (IMD)
Fresh Weather Update for next 5 days
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday revealed that no heatwave is expected in the country over the next five days. The statement comes as a huge relief for people in large part of India who are reeling under the heat and humidity.
“No Heat Wave Conditions likely over any part of the country during next five days,” the weather agency said in a bulletin on Saturday.
Additionally, the weather department recorded the highest maximum temperature of 44.2 degree Celsius in Ganganagar in west Rajasthan on Saturday.
“The maximum temperatures of more than 40 degree Celsius were recorded at most places over west Rajasthan, at many places over Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, at a few places over and at isolated places over east Rajasthan, Punjab, west Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat,” the IMD said.
Meanwhile, several regions of the country are witnessing a good spell of rainfall. The weather department had earlier said that the Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into the remaining parts of Northwest Bay of Bengal some more parts of Odisha, most parts of West Bengal and some parts of Jharkhand and Bihar.
“Conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some more parts of Madhya Pradesh, remaining parts Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar and some parts of east Uttar Pradesh during next 24 hours,” the IMD said.
India reports lowest one-day rise in COVID-19 cases after 71 days
India on Sunday (June 13, 2021) reported its lowest one-day rise in the COVID-19 cases after 71 days. The country recorded 80,834 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the figures by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed.
India’s active caseload has now declined to 10,26,159, while the weekly positivity rate has dropped to 4.74% and the daily positivity rate stands at 4.25%.
There were also 3,303 coronavirus-related deaths between Saturday and Sunday morning.
So far, there have been 2.94 crore cases and 3.70 lakh fatalities across the country.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare also informed that 1,32,062 patients recovered in the last 24 hours. India now has registered 2.80 crore recoveries and the recovery rate has improved to 95.26%.
Meanwhile, more than 25.31 crore coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered across the country.
Several BJP leaders resign from party in Union Territory
After Lakshadweep filmmaker Aisha Sultana was named in a case of sedition and hate speech for her comments criticising Administrator Praful Khoda Patel’s Covid handling, 15 leaders and party workers of the BJP have submitted their resignations to mark their protest. The FIR was filed on the complaint of the BJP’s chief in the union territory.
In a letter signed by 12 leaders and workers to C Abdul Khader Haji, the party’s Lakshadweep chief, they said: “The BJP in Lakshadweep is fully aware of how the present Administrator Patel’s actions are anti-people, anti-democracy and causing extreme suffering among people.”
They reminded Mr Haji of having met Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the issue and “submitting a complaint”. “You also know that several BJP leaders of Lakshadweep have already spoken on the various wrongdoings of the administrator and the district collector,” the letter read.
Backing Aisha Sultana, the leaders further said: “It’s just in the same manner, that Chetlat resident Aisha Sultana also shared her opinion in the media. Based on your complaint to the police, there has been a case registered against Aisha Sultana who, during a discussion, talked about from not having any Covid cases to rampant cases with the arrival of the present Administrator in Lakshadweep and his unscientific, irresponsible decisions.”
“You have filed a false and unjustified complaint against Chetlath sister, and ruining her family and her future. We convey our strong objection and submit our primary membership from BJP,” they said. The letter has been signed by BJP state secretary Abdul Hameed Mullipuzha among others.
Aisha Sultana had, during a news debate on a regional channel, blamed Covid cases in the island on Praful Patel’s decisions and remarked that the Centre had used “bio-weapon” against Lakshadweep. The Administrator has been accused by protesters including Lakshadweep Parliamentarian Mohammed Faizal in the past of doing away with quarantine protocols that were a must for people to enter Lakshadweep.
“Lakshadweep had zero cases of COVID-19. Now it is reporting a daily spike of 100 cases. What the Centre has deployed is a bioweapon. I can say this clearly that the central government has deployed bioweapon,” she had said on a Malayalam TV debate earlier this week.
The comment had BJP workers protesting on the streets; C Abdul Khader Haji, the BJP’s Lakshadweep chief, complained to the police accusing her of “anti-national” comments “tarnishing the patriotic image of the central government”.
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